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The US economy is on its way back! Want to know how I know that? I mean besides the stats and other technical stuff like that. I know that the US economy is recovering because Fox Biz has told me so in yet another email alert. And because we all put our trust in Fox more than any other news source, we believe them:

Economic activity is bouncing back from winter doldrums across most of the Federal Reserve’s 12 districts, according to the central bank’s anecdotal Beige Book report. At the same time, labor market conditions were seen as ‘mixed but generally positive,’ while price pressure remained subdued.

I think we all know what's coming next, right? Say it with me...

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Fox Biz: Weekly Jobless Claims Slide to Lowest Level Since ‘07 + Bonus #BlameObama News!


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The only way I know how to stop all of you nag-nag-naggers to stop bugging TPC to post more reporting from the most reliable name in news-- Fox-- is to post more reporting from Fox. So here you go, via an email alert from the one source you can trust: Fox. Fox Biz to be exact. They always come through for us, rain or shine, and today it's a ray of shine:

The number of Americans filing for first-time unemployment benefits fell to 300,000 last week from an upwardly-revised 332,000 the week prior. The reading was the lowest since May 2007. Economists expected claims to fall to 320,000 from an initially reported 326,000.

But wait! There's more! This news comes from a Gallup email alert:

After hitting a low point at the end of President Barack Obama's first term, U.S. leadership ratings worldwide rallied in 2013 as he began his second.

Waitwhat? President Obama's worldwide popularity is rising? But... but... Republicans have been relentlessly mocking the decline in his global approval numbers and called him "feckless"! (Which is kind of funny considering they also call him a dictator.)

What must this all mean? Could it be that they're *gasp!* wrong? (Again. Like they are about just about everything.)


Global Image of U.S. Leadership Rebounds

Median approval rating of 45% in Asia is highest on record.

Not to say there aren't challenges and that everything is hunky-dory, but per Gallup, "the image of the leadership of the U.S. showed signs of rebounding in 2013."

President Obama must have dictated that poll.

UPDATE, via another Fox Biz email alert:

The Treasury Department reports the federal budget deficit fell to $37 billion in March from $107 billion in the same month last year. The fiscal 2014 deficit is running at $413 billion, down from the $600 billion gap the year prior.


US economy grows, jobless claims fall to four-month low #BlameObama


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Via, Exhibit A:

Applications for unemployment benefits fell last week to the lowest level in four months, offering further evidence U.S. layoffs have slowed sharply and perhaps a hint that hiring is about to pick up.

Initial jobless claims dropped by 10,000 to a seasonally adjusted 311,000 in the seven days ended March 22, the Labor Department said Thursday. That was almost 10,000 less than economists polled by MarketWatch had expected.

Next, Exhibit B: another email alert from your favorite and mine, Fox Biz! Yes, good old reliable Fox has come through for us again. Don't they realize that this is good US economy news? How can they continue to blame President Obama for all our nation's ills when they keep reporting this kind of upbeat stuff?

Ruh-roh Foxers, you're slipppppinggg...

The Commerce Department reports the U.S. economy grew at an annual pace of 2.6% in the fourth quarter, up from a previous reading of 2.4%, but slightly below the 2.7% rate Wall Street expected.

Say it with me now:

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La Cucaracha: "Weak Obama controls all!"


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A major advantage of having a Twitter pal like the wonderful Lalo Alcaraz (@LaloAlcaraz) is that he generously shares his work with us. In his comic strip today, Lalo zeroed in on the dreaded GOP Blame Obama (aka Obama Derangement) Syndrome. You may have noticed that they blame him for:

  • their own filibustery dysfunction, including the government shutdown
  • for killing immigration reform
  • for the tragedy at Benghazi!!!! (with lots of !!!s)
  • for turning the IRS into his own personal attack dog with an Enemies List that includes only poor innocent conservative groups
  • for planning a Big Government Takeover using Big Evil Obamacare as the Big Evil Gateway
  • for George W. Bush's crashed economy
  • for massive-- massive, I tells ya!-- unemployment
  • for hating women and killing their babies... especially African American women's babies
  • for a "feckless" foreign policy that was clearly the cause of Putin's grab of Crimea
  • for Iraq's woes
  • for Syria's woes
  • for their own personal woes
  • for being so gay that he's anti-straight
  • for the appalling response to Hurricane Katrina
  • for a "skyrocketing" deficit
  • for being a socialist
  • for being anti-free market
  • for being anti-Israel
  • for being anti-American
  • for being so black that he's anti-white
  • for not being black enough
  • for being an anti-Christian Muslim terrorist who wants to take over the world with Al Qaeda
  • for coming for your guns!!!

Yes, President Obama is a commie pinko French gay Kenyan Marxist Muslim socialist fascist baby-killing, weak, all-powerful dictator.

I'm sure I've left out a few blames and labels, but that's plenty for now. The projection and hypocrisy are jaw-dropping and endless, even laughable in a really sad way. To recap the obvious, Republicans have made a cottage industry out of contradicting themselves and pointing their fingers at others.

Today’s La Cucaracha makes the point in three effective little panels:

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Weekly jobless claims fall, federal deficit narrows, retail sales better-than-expected #BlameObama


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Jobless claims fell? What? Did anyone tell the Republicans? Why yes, yes someone did. Fox Business did! As you can see by this email alert that magically appeared in my inbox, Fox Biz is letting everyone know, even the GOP, that jobless claims fell just when Wall Street expected the opposite to happen. Damn you, Fox Biz! Just when we crazy lefties were having field day after field day mocking Fox in general, you have to go and ruin everything with some upbeat economic news!

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But that's not all, nosireeBob! Defying the usual Debbie Downer expectations, retail sales went up! Up, I say! Or rather, Fox Biz say. Or rather, the Commerce Department say. What's a poor conservative to do? Other than wish for a lousier economy, that is, because if they don't have bad news to report, they can't-- say it with me now-- Blame Obama:

The number of Americans filing for first-time unemployment benefits fell last week to 315,000 from an upwardly revised 324,000 the week prior. Wall Street was looking for claims to rise to 330,000 from an initially reported 323,000.

The Commerce Department reports retail sales rose 0.3% in February, slightly higher than the 0.2% pick-up economists expected. Excluding the auto segment, sales rose 0.3%, verses expectations of a 0.2% gain.

But wait! There's even more! And again, from Fox Biz, this just in! Literally:

BREAKING NEWS: February Budget Deficit Narrows

The U.S. federal government posted a budget deficit of $193.5 billion in February, down from $203.5 billion in the same month last year. For fiscal 2014, the deficit is running at $377.4 billion, also less than the $494 billion deficit from the same period in fiscal 2013.

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Weekly Jobless Claims Fall to 331,000 #BlameObama


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UPDATE: Congratulations to the Senate GOP: You just blocked jobless benefits for people who want to, you know, keep eating.

Original post:

Fox Biz continues to insist on sending me email alerts about jobless claims dipping, and I continue to share them with you; I know how heavily The Political Carnival readers rely upon and trust Fox, so who am I to deny you?

Now we all know what a French gay Kenyan commie fascist Marxist socialist President Obama is. We know that because Wall Street is doing so well.

We also remember the zeal with which his White House predecessor boosted our economy, so clearly, the snail's pace efforts to pull out of our economic doldrums is all Obama's fault. Republicans have nothing to do with it. Especially House Republicans. Especially House Republicans who have done everything in their power to obstruct the president.

However, despite the GOP's imaginative (or is that, imaginary?) plans to revive the economy, despite their endless declarations to reach out to women and minorities, despite their plans to slash and privatize Medicare, Medicaid, and Social Security, despite their stomping all over President Obama's stimulus proposals, we've managed to add jobs.

So kudos, GOP! America owes you a debt of gratitude for doing everything under the sun to succeed... by blocking, smearing, misinforming, and lying your way into the dubious honor of being the least productive Congress in U.S. history! And because of that adorable strategy, these numbers could be even lower; but those on the right would have none of that, because their success depends on PBO's failure:

The number of Americans filing for first-time unemployment benefits fell last week to 331,000 from an upwardly revised 351,000. Wall Street expected claims to fall to 335,000 from an initially-reported 348,000.

This Moment of Snarkitude has concluded. Now back to our liberal Kenyan socialist Marxist program already in progress... emphasis on "progress."

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Obamacare supporters score a legal victory in Missouri as overall enrollment rises


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That sound you hear is the GOP wondering what they'll smear next as they see their "Obamacare" and Benghazi!!!!!! attack campaigns morphing into punchlines.

There are two articles in the Los Angeles Times that throw political pies in the faces of Republicans who insist on trying to destroy the Affordable Care Act... and the president himself. Take a look at how those on the right just lost a court battle in their efforts to impede health care enrollment in Missouri:

Supporters of President Obama’s health law scored a legal victory in Missouri on Thursday as a federal judge blocked the state from enforcing new rules limiting the ability of community organizations to help consumers sign up for coverage under the law.

Missouri is among many Republican-leaning states that have put restrictions on these groups, including a requirement that they get licenses before they can help with the enrollment process. Proponents of the restrictions maintain that they protect consumers.

There were eight plaintiffs on the winning side, including Effort for AIDS and Planned Parenthood. Once again, opponents of President Obama and Obamacare are willing to sacrifice other people's lives and health in order to score political points. Who's kidding whom? The GOP's attitude toward women and just about anyone who doesn't look or sound like an old white man is abominable, no matter how much they claim they're reaching out. "Uncle Sugar." 'Nuff said.

The judge agreed that, since the state insisted that the federal government operate its marketplace, then obstructing attempts to make the process run more smoothly wouldn't make much sense.

Then again, since when have Republicans ever made sense?

In other words, his ruling sent a message: Butt out, GOP, you asked for this, so kindly get lost and let these people do their jobs. Community organizers, go for it.

Meanwhile, the marketplaces are recovering in nicely:

Approximately 3 million people have now enrolled in health insurance plans sold through marketplaces created by President Obama’s health law, the administration announced Friday.

The milestone indicates nearly a million additional people have signed up since the end of December.

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